A salute to all the mothers out there
by Maria Thomson
May 07, 2014 | 392 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Last weekend we enjoyed beautiful weather. I hope that we have the same warm spring days, especially for Mother’s Day. Yes, if this Sunday is sunny and warm it will be a true tribute to all of our wonderful loving mothers.

Our local stores have many nice gifts, flowers, perfume and chocolates for Mom’s day. Or you can buy her a stylish blouse, a skirt, slacks or a nice bright jacket that she can wear on cool spring evenings. There are hats, scarves, shoes and stockings for her day, all conveniently found on your WBID’s “Everything Avenue,” Woodhaven’s Jamaica Avenue.

Also many families will hopefully have lunch or dinner out at one of our local Jamaica Avenue restaurants or order in. Our WBID’s Jamaica Avenue has so many great restaurants with many ethnic choices and the best pizzerias and Italian specialities in Queens. With all of these choice places, give mom a break from cooking, even after her special day.

So make every day Mother’s Day for you only have one mother and you should cherish her, for you are so fortunate to have her with you and for those of us that no longer have our mothers with us cherish her memory and know that she is always watching over you and always with you.”

The Greater Woodhaven’s sponsored “Small Town” Memorial Day Observance will take place on Thursday, May 22, at 7:30 p.m. at Forest Parkway Plaza at Forest Parkway and Jamaica Avenue.

The GWDC-sponsored Wonderful Woodhaven Street Festival 2014 will take place on Sunday, October 19, from noon to 6 p.m. on Woodhaven’s Jamaica Avenue from 80th Street to Woodhaven Boulevard.

Now to our big event! On Friday, June 6, the Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation will hold its “Spring is Here” 35th Anniversary Dinner Dance. This year to be held again at the beautiful Woodhaven Manor Caterers at 96-01 Jamaica Avenue. In line with this, the ladies are encouraged to wear warm spring colors.

Our 2014 Honorees are Congresswoman Nydia M. Velazquez as “Woman of the Year 2014” in recognition and sincere appreciation for her concerned efforts in supporting the Woodhaven Business Improvement District’s small business and store owners.

Mathew Xenakis, president of the Woodhaven Business Improvement District, is “Man of the Year 2014” in recognitionof his concerted effort, support and friendship to the Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation.

Deputy Inspector Henry Sautner, commanding officer of the 102nd Precinct, will be given the “Award of Distinction 2014” in recognition and sincere appreciation for his work at the 102nd Precinct. His continued support of the GWDC has contributed to making Woodhaven “A Haven In The City.”

George Smith gets the “Honorary Woodhavenite Award 2014” in recognition and sincere appreciation for his many years as a dedicated businessman assisting the Wonderful Woodhaven Street festivals the past 22 years. Although not a Woodhaven resident, he has demonstrated his dedication and commitment to our Woodhaven community.

State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo and Assemblyman Michael G. Miller will be given “Awards of Appreciation 2014” in sincere appreciation of their support and friendship to the Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation.

Tickets for this great party are priced at only $65 for a wonderful evening of enjoyment with good food, good music and good company. Please call (718) 805-0202 for reservations and tickets. Attend and enjoy!

Now make sure we continue to fly our American flags above all others and also wear your lapel pins. May God bless our leaders, may God bless our armed forces and our disabled veterans and may God bless our America.
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